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Paul, a Somali Christian brother, is faithfully recording messages of his faith to be posted on YouTube. Another Somali man recently came to faith in Christ after Jesus appeared to him in a dream. And yet another dreamed that Jesus told him to read the Bible; he has since accepted Christ as his Saviour! These are only a few of the numerous praise reports coming from Somali Christian Ministries, with whom VOM Canada has the privilege of partnering in ministry.

Pastor Andrew, who heads this global outreach, has recorded hundreds of messages to be broadcast over shortwave radio, as well as streamed online. When not ministering to Somalis here in Canada, he is using Facebook and WhatsApp to communicate with Somalis around the world.

According to Pastor Andrew's April 2018 newsletter, "SCM is on a mission to reach every Somali on earth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Please join us in praying that God will equip and empower the ministry to accomplish this great task.

Country Information

Population
11,259,029 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Somali (85), Bantu and other non-Somali (15) (including 30,000 Arabs)

Religion (%)
Islam (99.6), Christianity (0.3), other (0.1)

Leader
President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed

Government type
Federal parliamentary republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system of civil law, Islamic law, and customary law (referred to as Xeer)

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Somalia

Please join us in praying for our ministry partners who are effectively reaching Somalians through the multiple radio broadcasts, specifically asking God to further strengthen and equip them so they can continue with their vital outreach work. Also, pray that the hearts of those yearning to learn more about the Lord will be greatly encouraged through the broadcast messages. May these spiritual seekers be shielded from all harm, while their lives are being radically transformed by the ongoing work of His Holy Spirit.

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